Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and click the video on the left. In this light hearted clip the people of Nuuk give you a tour around town so you learn exactly what you can expect and get an impression of why, we call it Colourful Nuuk.

@colourful_nuuk Instagram

  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Did you know that Nuuk has it's very own Food Festival? Each year in the end of september a weekend is planned to celebrate all the amazing foods and goods Greenland has to offer. So if you are looking for a chance to taste seal, reindeer, fish, spices and much more while mingling with locals, this event is a must! 23.-24. September, 2017 in GodthΓ₯b Hallen Learn more at http://bit.ly/2v4nho8 #food #foodfestival #foodie #colourfulnuuk #greenland #foodtravel #ilovegreenland #greenlandpioneer ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Whale season is still upon us - tag a friend who wants to join this experience! Thanks @nuukwatertaxi for the photo! #colourfulnuuk #thediscoverer #instamoment #instatravel #travelgram #ilovenuuk #ilovegreenland #greenlandpioneer #greenlandphoto #greenland #adventure #whale #whalespotting #humpback
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    I know I've been going on and on about how pretty Nuuk is during this takeover but I can't help it - this place is even magical on a foggy day! 😍 I hope I could convince you to visit the town one day or bring back memories from your own visit 😊 If you're interested to see more pictures of Greenland and the Nordics, you can find me over @snowintromso. Thanks for following along - Qujanaq! - Vanessa
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    I was incredibly fortunate with the weather on my visit to Nuuk and thus, got to experience heaps of gorgeous sunsets! I've yet to visit a place that is more gorgeous than Nuuk at sunset though - the sun setting behind the mountains across the fjord is a sight I'd love to be able to see more often πŸ’œ - πŸ“· Vanessa of @snowintromso
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    While Nuuk offers some spectacular examples of modern architecture, the old part of town is still characterized by traditional wooden houses and I'm pretty sure that it was here #colourfulnuuk got its name from 😍 - πŸ“· Vanessa of @snowintromso
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    You might be planning a trip to Greenland to see icebergs and while Nuuk totally delivers some smaller ones in the height of summer, the best way to see them for real would be to visit the Icefjord of Nuuk 2-3 hours by boat east of the city. Either way, the landscapes around Nuuk are something you'll never forget πŸ’œ - πŸ“· Vanessa of @snowintromso
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk isn't just colourful because of its people and the gorgeous nature but also because of its street art! This piece of the Australian artist Guido van Helten has quickly become one of the must-motifs for visitors and it's easy to understand why! I for one am totally in love with it πŸ’œ - πŸ“· Vanessa of @snowintromso
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    During my visit to Nuuk I stayed with the locals and believe it or not, but this was the view from the living room. Hands down the best accommodation I've ever experienced during my travels up north. I could have sat at that window all night! 😍 Can you imagine that you sometimes can even see whales from here? - πŸ“· Vanessa of @snowintromso
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Life with a view 😍 There have recently been build more and more apartments in Nuuk and they all seem to offer spectacular views on the mountains or the ocean. I can only dream of living in a house like this one day. Would you love to live here too? - πŸ“· Vanessa of @snowintromso
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk during summertime is hands down the most gorgeous place I've ever experienced up north! Especially those sunsets - just magical! πŸ’œ Would you like to travel to Nuuk in summer one day? - πŸ“· @snowintromso
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Hei from Norway! My name is Vanessa and you can usually find me over @snowintromso where I share my life and travels in the Nordics. In the next couple of days however, I'm going to take over this account to share my impressions of @colourful_nuuk! I visited this gorgeous city back in 2015 and had the time of my life going hiking, seeing a whale for the first time and experiencing the most beautiful Arctic sunsets! πŸ’œ Stay tuned to see more of #colourfulnuuk 😍
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Many fish these bad boys by net in Greenland, but there is a quite a lot who also loves to feel the fight at the end of a one-handed fly fishing rod. What do you prefer? Photo by @f_ugarte #flyfishing #colourfulnuuk #greenlandpioneer #ilovegreenland #ilovenuuk #arcticchar #nuuktourism #visitnuuk #visitgreenland #fishing #fishingforlife #flyornet #fishing #fishingvacation #colourfulnature #wanderlust #nichetravel #travelgram #instatravel #instanature #wildlife #fish

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